IF TACO TRUCKS ARE PLACED IN EVERY INTERSECTION THEY WOULD CREATE 9 MILLION JOBS, NOT BAD HUH?
TACO TRUCKS ON EVERY CORNER: DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS
Last week Republican nominee Donald Trump supporter, founder of the group Latinos for Trump and self-loathing Mexican immigrant Marco Gutierrez, failed in his attempt to spread Trump’s immigrant fear mongering and instead left us with our mouths watering at the prospect of having more access to delicious tacos in every corner of American streets. Speaking to MSNBC’s Joy Reid during a segment analyzing Trump’s immigration speech Aug. 31, Gutierrez warned, “my culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s causing problems. If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”
The reaction to Gutierrez’ comments has been a mix of outrage and amusement, but mostly amusement as documented by NPR, who have declared the comment #MemeOfTheweek. The truth is for most Americans, ready access to tacos is a dream and the idea of a taco truck on every corner would actually be a plus for the economy. So is there somebody out there who could find out how taco trucks on every corner would affect the country? Actually there is, The Washington Post, of course. Because it was a slow news day at The Washington Post, the newspaper decided to look into the the impact of Gutierrez’s fear were it to take place. Their finding was amazing. According to WAPO, assuming there is an intersection with a stoplight in an area with a population of 1000 people, in a 322 million country, that means we have roughly 3.2 million intersections in the country. That mean 3.2 million taco trucks. The impact of that many truck for the automotive and subsidiary industries, such as gas stations, body shops, mechanics, car insurance and many others would be amazing. But assuming 3 people work in the taco trucks we’re looking at creating 9 million jobs from that taco truck industry alone. That would practically eliminate unemployment and we would have to go out to and seek See, whether Trump wins or loses, and since he has not offered any real ideas about how he would bring back jobs, we can at least point to this as an example of unintended positive contribution from his ridiculous campaign in how we can create real jobs.
So where is Gutierrez now? He is a joke in every media and online and he is not making any more rounds on mainstream media to promote Trump. He is not quiet though, he is recording his thoughts in his YouTube Channel, where together with his daughter Amelia who keeps jumping in an out of the video making comments against MSNBC and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In the poorly produced video, Gutierrez blames MSNBC and the mainstream media of a witch hunt against him and proceeds to disclose that he has had issues in the past. “I’m a businessman, I have sued people, people have sued me, I went bankrupt in 2008, it’s all out there guys, I have never lied about myself,” Gutierrez said. He attacked MSNBC and described them as freaking mutants for Hillary Clinton. “They took a soundbite of what I said, I was using a metaphor, and now I’m officially the taco trucks on every corner founder,” he said. “I used a poor choice of words to describe the lawlessness of illegal immigration.” Gutierrez also said that he has told the Trump campaign that he will stay off the campaign trail for a few days to let things cool off.
Trump has used some of the worst negative stereotypes to describe Mexican immigrants, he has called them rapists, murderers and targeted them in his various anti-immigration speeches across the county. It does not make any sense for a Mexican immigrant, who understands the struggles immigrants face everyday, to support a candidate who vilifies them and stokes feelings of hatred toward immigrants. Instead of trying to blame others for his lack of substance in supporting Trump, maybe Gutierrez should look in the mirror and ask himself why he has so much self-hatred.